What Can I Do With a Major In Chicano-Latino Studies?
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- Graduate Programs
- Alumni Career Examples
Learn more about a major in Chicano & Latino studies. All liberal arts degrees help CLA students develop their Core Career Competencies, and Chicano & Latino studies majors develop specific skills that are applicable to lots of different careers. These skills include an understanding of historical, cultural, social, and political factors relevant to ChicanX/LatinX populations; understanding of cross-cultural issues and diversity; and the ability to recognize and advocate for community needs.
Students who take the SuperStrong Interest Inventory receive a three-letter interest code, which identifies their top three areas of interest, work activities, potential skills, and personal values. The interest code "IES" is often associated with this major, however, the SuperStrong assessment can help you understand how your interests connect to a variety of majors and career options. You can learn more about common employer types and occupations associated with this major. You can also see CLA specific examples of alumni careers below.
- HECUA internship program
- Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
- Idealist (Nonprofit positions in the US and internationally)
- USA Jobs (Find jobs with the U.S. federal government)
- Public Service Careers (Check out “Why Public Service?”)
- Go Government (Overview of public service careers from Partnership for Public Service)
- Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs job board
- American Translators Association
- Council on International Educational Exchange
- Global Jobs
- International Non-Profit Jobs & Internships
- Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota
- Jobs Abroad
- Overseas Jobs
- Peace Corps
- Resources for Working Overseas
- Riley Guide International Resources
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
- Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social/Women in Letters for Social Change
- National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies
- National Association for Ethnic Studies
- Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa
- PhD, Latino Studies and Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies - University of Illinois at Chicago
- PhD, Chicana and Chicano Studies - University of California Santa Barbara
- PhD, Chicano/Latino Studies - Michigan State University
Below is a small sampling of what alumni with this major have pursued, organized by the most common career fields they go into (although keep in mind that there are alumni in all eight of the career fields). You can also utilize the LinkedIn's Alumni Tool and the Maroon and Gold Network to further explore alumni career pathways and connect directly with professionals.
Click to expand each gray box below for opportunities pursued by alumni in this major!